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Second poll shows Beshear with double-digit lead over Williams

September 02, 2011 | | Comments 0

By Beth Musgrave
bmusgrave@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT — A second poll released this week shows Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear with a more than 20-point lead over Republican challenger David Williams.

Insight’s CN|2 poll, conducted by Braun Research, showed Beshear and running mate Jerry Abramson with 53.4 percent of the vote, compared to 25.3 percent for Williams and running mate Richie Farmer.

The independent slate of Lexington lawyer Gatewood Galbraith and marketing executive Dea Riley garnered about 7.2 percent of the vote.

Earlier this week, Public Policy Polling released numbers that showed Beshear witha 27-point lead over Williams.

The Insight CN|2 poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points and was conducted between Aug. 29 and Aug. 31. The poll used live interviews of more than 800 voters who participated in the 2007 or 2010 general election.

The Insight CN|2 poll also shows Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway with a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Todd P’Pool. Conway garnered support from 53.2 percent of respondents, compared to 26.4 percent for P’Pool. Another 20.4 percent were undecided.

In other statewide races, the CN|2 Poll showed Democrats with leads over Republicans.

State Auditor:

Democrat Adam Edelen: 31.5 percent
Republican John Kemper: 28.6 percent
Undecided: 39.9 percent

Secretary of State:

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes: 36.8 percent
Republican Bill Johnson: 27.9 percent
Undecided: 35.3 percent

Commissioner of Agriculture

Democrat Bob Farmer: 45.3 percent
Republican James Comer: 25.7 percent
Undecided: 29.1 percent

Treasurer

Democrat Todd Hollenbach: 42.7 percent
Republican KC Crosbie: 21.1 percent
Libertarian Ken Moellman: 5.1 percent
Undecided: 31.1 percent

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Filed Under: 2015 Statewide RacesAlison Lundergan GrimesDavid WilliamsElectionsFeaturedGovernorJack ConwayJerry AbramsonPollingRepublican PartyRichie FarmerState Government

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